Welcome to the Year of the Dragon!
Most people expected end of 2011 or beginning of 2012 to be the release date. Well finally we have some concrete information about the release. At least A-Net have confirmed a 2012 release.
"We recently finished our first closed beta test, and we’re now ready to hold progressively larger events. In February we’ll invite select press to participate in beta testing, and in March and April we’ll aggressively ramp up the size of our beta test events so that many of you will have a chance to participate. And of course, this all leads to the release of Guild Wars 2 later this year."
So, if by April we will be having more open beta events, I am hoping for a release by mid year at the latest?
Full article: http://www.arena.net/blog/dragon